MovieViews


The MovieMuse Reviews (MovieViews) database is a searchable collection of films that the team have watched. It provides a link to an in-depth review or a short opinion on the film and a rating, as well as a link to the film’s poster or DVD cover. Over time this will build into a comprehensive guide about what to watch and what to avoid.

You can search and sort the list by individual film names, genre, reviewer, score and other variables to inform you on whether a film is worth your time, or to inspire you for your next movie night.

We will also use the database to create periodic lists of the recommended films in all sorts of categories. These lists will be shared on the website and some will even come with a video.

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Total MovieViews Found: 1262, showing 50 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
Assassin's Creed 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy The effects, acting and set pieces are all fine, but are let down horribly by a truly dreadful story that loses everything that made the games good. 2.5
Army of One 2016 Adventure, Comedy Deliberately stupid with a cheesy voice over, but Cage's performance and a huge amount of heart win you over. 3
Anthrapoid 2016 Biopic, Thriller Proof that not all heroic true tales are exciting. Or particularly interesting. 2.5
Ant-Man 2015 Action, Adventure, Comedy, SciFi An amazing model city scene and some great humour, but not quite the all round super film. Ant Man 2 could be great though. 3
Anomalisa 2015 Animation, Comedy, Drama You've never seen a more real and touching sex scene that the one between two puppets in this film! 4.5
Amy 2015 Documentary Whilst it offers small glimpes of insight, it is a documentary by numbers that avoids any level of detail. 2.5
American Ultra 2015 Action, Comedy, SciFi Like a feature length episode of Chuck with all the jokes removed and replaced by gore. 2
American History X 1998 Crime, Drama Brutal start and slow thoughtful end doesn't make for the best entertainment, but it serves the narrative far more. A little too convenient in places, but hits hard enough when needed and has some great performances from its leads. 4
America 3000 1986 Action, Adventure, SciFi An entertaining and well made b-movie that follows all the standard tropes, but is no worse for it. 3
Aliens 1986 Action, Horror, SciFi Click to see our Box Set review. 4
Alien Resurrection 1997 Action, Horror, SciFi Click to see our Box Set review. 2.5
Algorithm 2014 Thriller Either a good student project or a poor professional release. You decide. 2
Alien 3 1992 Action, Horror, SciFi Click to see our Box Set review. 3
AdULTHOOD 2008 Crime, Drama More heart and smoother direction than KiDULTHOOD, but just as gritty, violent and real. 4
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie 2016 Comedy A blatant vanity project for Jennifer Saunders with very little genuine entertainment. 2
A United Kingdom 2016 Biopic, Drama, Romance Not as hard hitting as I’d hoped, but an important story told very well (if not entirely truthfully). 4
The Legend of Tarzan 2016 Action, Adventure OK on almost all fronts but not better. Margo Robbie and the film's end were disappointing though. 3
The Lobster 2015 Comedy, Drama An interesting premise turned into an unlikable film due to some apparently deliberate bad acting. Somehow left me wanting to watch it again though?? 3
The Long Good Friday 1980 Crime, Drama Aged but stylish Brit gangster flick. Perfect for playing 'spot the TV actor', but has a misplaced Carpenter-esque soundtrack. 3
The Lords of Flatbush 1974 Drama, Romance Like a Happy Days spin off without the Cunningams. The film that started the Stallone/Gere fued. 3
The Martian 2015 Adventure, SciFi At its best when it is just Damon and the camera, so the start and end are a bit flat. Some odd secondary casting too. 3.5
The Ones Below 2015 Drama, Thriller The slow first two thirds makes the final act all the more impactful. But you may not stick around long enough to see it. 3.5
The Program 2015 Biopic, Sport The cycling is well shot, but the film is let down by poor acting and direction. 2.5
The Puffy Chair 2005 Comedy, Drama, Romance Interesting road movie/relaitionship flick with some great performances. Like most mumble-core it makes you decide more than it tells you. 3.5
The Purge 2013 Horror, Thriller A brilliantly realised scary concept with dangerous social parallels to modern America. 4
The Purge: Anarchy 2014 Horror, Thriller A 'Warriors' style cross town journey through hell that may not reach the heights of its predecessors, but has enough of its own thrills. 3
The Purge: Election Year 2016 Horror, Thriller Whilst it adds nothing new to the series, Election Year is a more than satisfactory conclusion to the trilogy. 3
The Reluctant Fundamentalist 2012 Thriller A classy way to show how it is possible to fall in and out of love with America and how not being with us doesn't not necessarily mean being against us. 3.5
The Revenant 2015 Adventure, Biopic, Drama Click to see our detailed review. 4
The Shallows 2016 Adventure, Drama, Thriller Beautifully shot and avoids falling for most of the obvious temptation to go down the horror route to deliver a genuinely exciting shark survival thriller. 4
The Train to Busan 2016 Action, Foreign Language, Horror More heart than most Zombie films and doesn’t over-rely on CGI. It can be long before it gets a Hollywood remake. 4
The Trust 2016 Crime, Thriller Excellent heist movie with a twist. Great performances from Cage and Wood who play the opposite of what you would expect. 4
The Survivalist 2015 Drama, Thriller A gripping, raw drama that is masterfully told without explaining how it all came about. 4
The Warriors 1979 Action, Thriller Great cult 70s gang thriller whose style is only let down by terrible fight choreography and a dreadfully schlock performance from Roger Hill as Cyrus. 4
The Witch 2016 Horror, Mystery Tense and just a little bit sick. Keeps you on your toes despite its heavy dialogue. 4
Them! 1954 Horror, SciFi Click to see our Film Club review. 3.5
They Live 1988 Action, Horror, SciFi Smart and funny political-Sci Fi-satire with a brilliant turn by Roddy Piper and THAT fight scene. 4
Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning 2012 Action, Animation, SciFi Superb concept that fails to translate into a good movie. Hopes are high for the rumoured live action remake though. 2.5
Time After Time 1979 Adventure, Comedy, Drama, SciFi A superb concept (HG Wells travels through time to catch Jack the Ripper), but falls between comedy and drama when it would have been netter to pick a side. 3
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 2011 Mystery, Thriller Very stylish and an unbelievable cast, but just a smidge too thoughful and slow. 3.5
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 Action, Adventure, Fantasy A ludicrous script makes Lara into an 80s movie action hero, rather than making an action movie out of Lara. Female Indiana Jones this certainly isn't. 1.5
Traders 2015 Thriller An interesting and daring low budget thriller. With a better director, cast and budget this could be a Fight Club for the next generation. 3.5
Traitor 2008 Crime, Thriller Some nice twists and an engaging cast make the film interesting and exciting (even if the ending is a tad long). 4
Trespass Against Us 2016 Crime, Drama Oddly heartening tale of goodness in bad people. Fassbender is on great form. 4
Triple 9 2016 Action, Crime, Drama Starts as a 4, ends as a 3 and drops to a 2 in the middle. A good film that avoids greatness by not being able to maintain its momentum. 3
Trumbo 2015 Biopic, Drama An excellent story that needed to be told. Has scary parallels to Donald Trump's distorted view of the world. 4
Victoria 2016 Crime, Drama, Foreign Language A 130 minute single take movie that tells a beliveable and beautiful story in a unique way. Technically astounding and artistically exciting. 4.5
War Dogs 2016 Biopic, Comedy, Crime, Thriller A one sided tale of a partnership that is interesting and entertaining in equal measures, but simplifies the subject matter a little too much. 3.5
Way of the Gun 2000 Action, Crime Click to see our Film Club review. 3
Wiener Dog 2016 Comedy, Drama Part genius, part self indulgent pretension. The over-long gratuity and poor final act swings the scale from awesome to slightly above average. 3